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Zeshran Techs ZTF-42a "Trident"
Zeshran Techs' finest starfighter, the ZTF-42a "Trident". The Zeshran Techs Corporation may have fallen, but its remnants continue the fight!
About this creation
STARFIGHTER DATA:

The ZTF-42a "Trident" is the latest fighter to be used by the Zeshran Techs holdouts. This fighter is smaller than our own Ballistas, and as fast. Powered by a single powerful Nuetron drive, Tridents can match the speed and manuverability of our Ballistas, which utilize two standard Resonance Drives. The priamry weapon system is a pulse cannon with a longer range than those equipped to the Ballista, as well as a pair of Harpoon Torpedoes, a highly effective general purpose torpedo. It does, however, have less durable armor mounted to it, making it unable to absorb large amounts of damage.















DESTRUCTION DATA:

A Zeshran Techs Trident equipped with a pair of Class A Planetary Nuclear Weapons, of the same make that were used to destroy the world of Anari. Each eplosive is launched from orbit and enters the planet's atmosphere, protected by its heavily armored, heat resistant pod. Once it is in the atmosphere, steering fins manuever the warhead pod to its impact target, which detonates the warhead. A pair of Class A Nuclears detonating simultaneously is strong enough to literally crack a world in half, thus completely destroying that world's ecology and biosphere. Anari's Anti-Nuclear measures had been disabled which allowed the warheads to detonate. Other worlds were lucky enough to have their AN measures operative thus preventing the detonations.







PILOT DATA:

Zeshran Techs has long made it a habit to treat its personnel like equipment. As such, personnel equipment tends to be basic and unprotective. Pilots are issued simple flightsuits, not even pressurized, with little in the way of protection, aside from some kevlar-like alloy plates that offer little protection.






HISTORICAL DATA:
Zeshran Techs was a Corporation, the same as the Edges Synthos Corporation, until it was disbanded for illegal and highly despised conduct. Zeshran Techs colors are black and yellow, and often features a lot of triangles.

Where as the ESC began as a small terraforming firm, Zeshran Techs began its corporate life as a weapons manufacturing firm, and thus has some of the best weapons technology available, on par with the ESC's development level.

Life under Zeshran Techs was decidely harsh on its citizens. In the name of order and stability, all citizens had a contract made for them upon birth, or defection, whichever the case may be. This life contract, was a basic plan of life for the citizen, thus garunteeing the holder to a secure life. The first 15 years of life were the most lenient, as these years were set aside for development and education. Once the holder reached the age of 15, he/she would then begin a three year period of training and testing which would determine the holder's core career. Contract reviews were conducted every ten years, at which changes and admendments to the contract could be processed without fear of the hefty contract fees and taxes. A "breach of contract" fee could be charged for any variety of offenses ranging from repeated tardiness to death before the contracts completion. The completion fee was the most hefty of all. Once the holder had lived/survived to the age of eighty, they would receive a bonus from which all remaining fees would be deducted, leaving whatever remained to the holder, if any at all. Death before the completion of the contract, with the exception of military personnel who had contracts that expired at age 60, resulted in a heavy fine and forfeiture of the completion bonus, to be paid for by the surviving family members/friends. This life was hard and offered little more than a niche for each person, allowing Zeshran Techs to effectively control its populace.

When the Edges Synthos Corporation swept into large-scale economics, it brought a huge wave of change. Most major corporations on the Commerce Board used some variation of the Life Contract system. ESC was the first to dispell the Life Contract, and it prospered much more quickly than the other corporations. It made quite a few enemies, among them the most powerful of the militarized corporations, Zeshran Techs. What had given the ESC its power was the Articulated Robotic Tactical Combat System, or ARTCS for short. Other corporations had built mecha before, but they had been gigantic lumbering artillery batteries, as compared to the small mobile mecha that the ESC could not keep in stock. ESC had gained a reputation for having some of the best equipment available, making Zeshran Techs their direct rivals. This resulted in numerous hostile economic struggles, until the final blow that would end Zeshran Techs as an official corporation. By interstellar treaty, nuclear weapons were banned and that ban was strictly enforced. So it was no surprise that when Zeshran Techs successfully used nuclears on the ESC world of Anari, and several other unsuccessful attempts on other worlds, the Commerce Board gave ESC a free hand to hunt down and destroy the military force of Zeshran Techs. Once the ESC had wiped out this force, sparing those who surrendered, the corporation was dismantled and over half of the resultant assets were granted to the ESC as recompense for damages.

Survivors and resistors still manage to hold one world, where they mount piratical attacks and raids on ESC convoys and outlying posts, with the hopes of one day destroying the ESC and restoring Zeshran Techs to its former glory.



CREATOR'S NOTES:

Well, that was a lot to write. Kudos to all of you who read all of that. Another fun little fighter using the fixed variation of my Pilot Block, such a useful design really.

Here's some gratuitous comparison pictures, as is my custom.





Comparison of the Trident and Ballista.





Comparison of the Trident and Skifter, which share some similar construction style.



Trio fighter burst!



Comments

 I like it 
  June 6, 2011
AwEzOmE 5/5
 I made it 
  May 23, 2011
Quoting Commander Steal Hey there! A very nice mini-fighter you got there!The lines are so awesome!The color scheme is nice!I especially like the cockpit design.Every fighter should have an awesome cockpit.The dual-arm looking in the front adds fear-factor and the engines surely give out a lot of power.The name is really original.The colors also could be black and orange.It would look cool.The bottom really looks like a real set you can buy.Really great idea!The rockets are well-made.The wing add a bit of touch of Future-Theme.The front gun also looks good with the color combination.The red lights fit perfectly the black painting.Keep up the good work.You might surprise people with your future creations!I also suggest trying to build more space-ships like mini-cruisers,drop ships and find more cool designs.I would make an alliance with Zeshran Techs.I also have a building agency.What do you think? It is awesome,but i give it a 4.5/5 because of the pretty simple dual-arms design in the front.It could be a bit more detailed.Awesome!Check out my new creation,if you would like:http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/257721
Well, Thank you for the enthusiastic review. I'm glad you liked it, but are you sure you'd want to ally with Zeshran Techs? In this universe, they're an outlaw organization at the time of this post. The other corporations have free reign to destroy them whenever. As for the mini-ships, already got the majority of the ESC fleet out, and I'm working on Zeshran designs as we speak.
 I like it 
  May 23, 2011
Hey there! A very nice mini-fighter you got there!The lines are so awesome!The color scheme is nice!I especially like the cockpit design.Every fighter should have an awesome cockpit.The dual-arm looking in the front adds fear-factor and the engines surely give out a lot of power.The name is really original.The colors also could be black and orange.It would look cool.The bottom really looks like a real set you can buy.Really great idea!The rockets are well-made.The wing add a bit of touch of Future-Theme.The front gun also looks good with the color combination.The red lights fit perfectly the black painting.Keep up the good work.You might surprise people with your future creations!I also suggest trying to build more space-ships like mini-cruisers,drop ships and find more cool designs.I would make an alliance with Zeshran Techs.I also have a building agency.What do you think? It is awesome,but i give it a 4.5/5 because of the pretty simple dual-arms design in the front.It could be a bit more detailed.Awesome!Check out my new creation,if you would like:http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/257721
 I made it 
  March 31, 2011
Quoting Daniel Revanales I noticed that the cockpit bears come similarities to a AEGAKS cockpit.Is this true??
Yes, it is similar in design. The pilot block is extremely useful and I have used several times before for projects other than the AEGAKS. Good eye to notice.
 I like it 
  March 31, 2011
I noticed that the cockpit bears come similarities to a AEGAKS cockpit.Is this true??
 I made it 
  March 27, 2011
Quoting Parrington Levens wow how did I miss this? Great design and love those colors, a neat lookin speeder dude...
Thanks! These fighters would make fierce opponents to your GAIA fighters, due to the size difference, but then again, they're probably far more durable.
 I like it 
  March 27, 2011
wow how did I miss this? Great design and love those colors, a neat lookin speeder dude...
 I made it 
  March 27, 2011
Quoting Marc "Edge" R.unde Love the unique, sleek and deadly look of all of your fighters. And here, especially in combination with the good old black and yellow colour scheme. A classic...
Yeah, it's a good combo. The real reason I used black and yellow though was that pilot fig. I made those decals a long time ago for the Zeshran Techs, but I made three variations, yellow, blue, and red. Personally, I felt the yellow looked best.
 I like it 
  March 23, 2011
Love the unique, sleek and deadly look of all of your fighters. And here, especially in combination with the good old black and yellow colour scheme. A classic...
 I like it 
  March 21, 2011
The two non-white ones aren't all that original but still very well built. I really like the white one - I shall have to check your home page more thoroughly. All very slick fighters!
 I made it 
  March 19, 2011
Quoting Mike Johnson Another fine fighter for your squadron and the planet killers are a devilish touch. Very well done.
I thought the addition of the planet killers would villify Seshran Techs. Thanks for the positive feedback!
 I like it 
  March 18, 2011
Very cool. The colorscheme reminds me a bit of blacktron. :-)
 I like it 
  March 16, 2011
Another fine fighter for your squadron and the planet killers are a devilish touch. Very well done.
 I made it 
  March 15, 2011
Quoting Jesse Long Wow, Rabid, you and Ced sure have stepped up in the terms of making sweet fighter craft. You two deserve to split MOC of the Month for sure!
Nah, he's got me beat all hollow. But I do appreciate the vote of confidence.
 I like it 
  March 15, 2011
Wow, Rabid, you and Ced sure have stepped up in the terms of making sweet fighter craft. You two deserve to split MOC of the Month for sure!
 I made it 
  March 14, 2011
Quoting Ced The Clever Awesome work here, i really like the curves your getting around the engine area, as well as the split and the gun placement along the front. The trio shot rocks!
Thank you, I like the trio as well. The three fighters I have designed for three factions, The ESC, Zeshran Techs, and GAIA.
 I like it 
  March 14, 2011
Wicked, my friend, wicked.
 I like it 
  March 14, 2011
Man you're so good at building these ships. Any pointers or techniques?
 I like it 
  March 14, 2011
Nice lookin' fleet!
 I like it 
  March 14, 2011
Awesome work here, i really like the curves your getting around the engine area, as well as the split and the gun placement along the front. The trio shot rocks!
 I made it 
  March 14, 2011
Quoting Androctonid - This is definitely my favorite of those three in the bottom picture (and that's saying something, considering how good each one is!).
Thanks. Too bad it's considered an enemy craft. But it can't be helped when they nuke a world to oblivion.
 I like it 
  March 14, 2011
Fantastic design! You've got a great overall design and those other fighters are nicely done as well!
 I like it 
  March 14, 2011
This is definitely my favorite of those three in the bottom picture (and that's saying something, considering how good each one is!).
 I like it 
  March 14, 2011
Nice! I love the engines!
 I like it 
  March 14, 2011
The design is very asthetic, and the colour scheme is brilliant. 5/5!
 I like it 
  March 13, 2011
This is a great looking ship. Love the black and yellow.
 I like it 
  March 13, 2011
C-O-O-L BETTER THAN ANY THING I EVER MADE
 
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